pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Definition of peppy

: full of pep

Other Words from peppy

peppiness noun

Examples of peppy in a Sentence

At 75 years old, he is as peppy as ever. a group of peppy cheerleaders The song was a peppy little dance number.
Recent Examples on the Web On a rainy day, even the least-powerful Ariya proved peppy enough. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 23 Mar. 2022 Both felt cushy and supportive but not particularly peppy, whereas both feel just right on a long run. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 24 Mar. 2022 Light on its feet and adequately peppy, its steering and brakes feel hard-wired to your nervous system. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 19 Mar. 2022 The Ginger Cardamom is peppy and bracing, a little bit like masala chai in chocolate truffle form. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 15 Mar. 2022 Beginning with that very moment, staring at a peppy teenager biting some meat, Hearn knew something about Johnson sparkled. Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2022 The chef's version involved a corn tortilla that had been fried like a tostada, smeared with black beans and topped with fresh pineapple, a peppy cabbage slaw and lightly breaded fish. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 For less literal interpretations, look to The Elder Statesman, Christopher John Rogers, or Stine Goya for wonderful combinations of joyous colors and prints guaranteed to have a positively peppy effect. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 18 Feb. 2022 The top American in the short program was Alysa Liu, who finished eighth after a clean, peppy program. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of peppy

1914, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2022

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“Peppy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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pep·​py | \ ˈpe-pē How to pronounce peppy (audio) \
peppier; peppiest

Kids Definition of peppy

: full of brisk energy or liveliness

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